Organizational Learning, Innovative Performance and the Moderating Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation Among Jordanian SMEs

Mohammad Abdal karim Alzuod, Dr. Mohd Faizal Mohd Isa,Dr. Siti Zubaidah bt. Othman, Organizational Learning, Innovative Performance and the Moderating Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation among Jordanian SMEs. Aust. J. Basic & Appl. Sci., 11(1): 16-26, 2017

11 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017

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Mohammad Alzuod

Zarqa University

Mohd Isa

University Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Siti Othman

Universiti Utara Malaysia - Operations and Technology Management Department

Date Written: January 16, 2017

Abstract

Background: Technology, knowledge, innovation are the main characteristic of successful organizations in today's economy. Innovative performance as a key asset is fundamental to building the competitive advantage of SMEs. It has also been shown that the innovative performance is a new concept, that firms are aspiring to achieve largely social interactions and technological relationships which allow easier accessing to information, reducing the amount of time and investment required to increase the levels of knowledge by organizational learning processes.

Objective: The present study investigates empirically the role of moderating effect of entrepreneurial orientation in relationship between organizational learning and innovative performance among Jordanian SMEs. Results: The results of this study showed that dimensions of organizational learning (information acquisition, and organizational memory) were found positively and significantly related to innovative performance. Unexpectedly, it showed that there is no relationship between information distribution, information interpretation and innovative performance In addition; this study did not support the effect of entrepreneurial orientation that moderate in relationship between organizational learning and innovative performance.

Conclusion: organizational learning are good for enhancing innovative performance, which implies that SMEs must do to enhance these four dimensions of organizational learning (information acquisition, information distribution, information interpretation, and organizational memory). In addition, this study did not support the effect of entrepreneurial orientation as moderator in relationship between organizational learning and innovative performance among SMEs in Jordan.

Keywords: Innovative Performance; Organizational Learning; Entrepreneurial Orientation; Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); Jordan

Suggested Citation

Alzuod, Mohammad and Isa, Mohd and Othman, Siti, Organizational Learning, Innovative Performance and the Moderating Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation Among Jordanian SMEs (January 16, 2017). Mohammad Abdal karim Alzuod, Dr. Mohd Faizal Mohd Isa,Dr. Siti Zubaidah bt. Othman, Organizational Learning, Innovative Performance and the Moderating Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation among Jordanian SMEs. Aust. J. Basic & Appl. Sci., 11(1): 16-26, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947045

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Mohd Isa

University Utara Malaysia (UUM) ( email )

Siti Othman

Universiti Utara Malaysia - Operations and Technology Management Department ( email )

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